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    Sale 2486 | Lot 178
    Price Realized: $2,000With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2486 Lot 178

      (AMERICAN INDIANS.) Adair, James. History of the American Indians. Folding map. [12], 464 pages. 4to, contemporary gilt calf, front board detached (with map and title page), otherwise moderate wear; minor foxing; with half-title, edges lightly tinted yellow; ownership tag of Joaquin Garcia Icazbalceta on front pastedown. London, 1775

      Estimate $2,000 - 3,000

      first edition. "Best 18th century English source on the Southern tribes, written by one who traded forty years with them"--Howes A38 ("b"). "Considered by modern writers to be the leading authority of his day on the Indians of the Southeast"--Clark I:28. Adair's personal experience was mostly with the Catawba, Cherokee, Muskogee, Choctaw, and Chickasaw, and he devotes a chapter to each. Adair was convinced that the Indians were descended from the Jews. Field 11; Graff 10; Sabin 155; Vail 643 ("one of the first to explore the Alleghenies").

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $2,000